Washington City Paper embarked yesterday afternoon upon an SUV-assisted inspection of various notable persons’ sidewalks. Did they comply with their civic duty to clear walkways for pedestrians within eight daylight hours after the snowfall ended?

David A. Catania

Position: at-large councilmember

Address: 2122 Newport Place NW (Dupont Circle)

Observations: Of all the VIPs surveyed, Catania has the most modest responsibilities when it comes to sidewalk frontage—-his midblock rowhouse on cozy Newport Place only stretches a few yards wide. Indeed snow had been cleared from the stoop and walk, but not completely, leaving a not-thin layer of snow. With nighttime temps dipping into the single digits, that’s a recipe for hazardous late-night re-icing!

Grade: B-